Question for the readers of this site –
Do you ever read something abstract about business, history, statistics, science, or whatever… and get the feeling “Damn, I’m missing something here. There’s something important here, but I don’t know what.”
I think we all get it occasionally, no? Sometimes for me it’s near unbearable, if I know there’s something important there that I was missing. Sometimes I’m able to resolve it reasonably quickly, sometimes it takes a while longer — once, I finally worked out some equations I’d been failing to finish seven years after I first started — but I fear that often I never get the missed point… which might be important.
What do you do in these situations?